Published On: Sat, Oct 8th, 2016

Intelligence inherit in kids from mothers



Intelligence inherit in kids from mothers (2)

A new research study has suggested that mother’s genes can decide how clever the children will be, whereas the father makes no disparity to their intelligence levels. Intelligence is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. Women are much probable to convey intelligence genes to their kids because they are carried on the X chromosome and women have two of these, whereas men just have one.

Higher cognitive works which are inherited from the father perhaps automatically deactivated, the researchers at the University of Washington in the US, has stated. A category of genes recognized as “conditioned genes” are considered to work just if they approach from the mother in a few cases and the father in further cases.

Intelligence is considered to be amid the conditioned genes that have to arrive from the mother. Laboratory research studies employing genetically customized mice discovered that those with an additional dose of maternal genes grow bigger heads and brains, but had small bodies.

Those with an additional dose of paternal genes had little brains and bigger bodies, ‘The Independent’ noted. Researchers recognized cells that possessed just maternal or paternal genes in six diverse parts of the mouse brains which managed diverse cognitive functions, from eating habits to memory. Cells with paternal genes gathered in parts of the limbic system, which is included in functions for example as sex, food, and aggression.

On the other hand, researchers did not discover any paternal cells in the cerebral cortex, which is where the much superior cognitive works happen, for example, reasoning, thought, language and planning. Research of the study makes it obvious that genetics is not the merely determinant of intelligence – just 40 to 60 percent of intelligence is predictable to be genetic, leaving the same chunk dependent on the environment.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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